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  • By Lisa Brody

The Stand Gastro Bistro in Birmingham closes

The Stand Gastro Bistro, which was located in the Greenleaf Trust building at Woodward and Maple in downtown Birmingham, has closed.

Sources at Greenleaf Trust confirmed the closure. The Stand Gastro Bistro, 34977 Woodward Avenue, Suite 100, was opened in October 2013 by chef Paul Grosz, who also owns the French restaurant Cuisine in Detroit, and John Kelly, who previously managed the Capital Grill steak house.

Greenleaf Trust officials are talking with a couple noted operators to bring into either part or all of the restaurant space to create a new dynamic.

The concept for the approximately 200-seat restaurant The Stand, Grosz said at the time, was to offer a seasonal menu with high quality meats, fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms that were prepared in both popular and unique ways. He said he wanted The Stand to be a link between fine dining and casual fare.

Grosz is said to be refocusing his attention on Cuisine, 670 Lothrop, Detroit. Kelly is the general manager at Eddie Merlot's, 37000 Woodward, Bloomfield Township.

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